Basic
Plus
Advanced
Ultimate
User Interface

Completely Customizable Graphical User Interface

Enhanced Direct X Graphics

Multiple Views

Dockable Windows

Floating Forms

Modeling

Model Size (limited to 1500 nodes)

Model Size (no practical limit)

Model Views

Object Model View

Element Model View

Wide Array of Templates

Multiple Grid System Definition

Plans and Elevations

Interactive Database Editing

Diaphragm Constraint Definition

Meshing Tools

Edge Constraints

Structural Components

Joints

Frames (Beams / Columns / Braces)

Section Properties

Section Designer

Non-Prismatic Sections

Cables

Tendons

Shells

Solids

Links

Springs

Nonlinear Links – Gaps and Hooks

Nonlinear Links – Plasticity, Dampers, Isolators

Cables – Nonlinear Catenary Behavior

Frames – Nonlinear Tension/Compression Limits

Nonlinear Frame Hinges

Nonlinear Layered Shells

Loading

Auto-Lateral Loading

Seismic

Wind

Moving Loads

Wave

User Loads

Force/Moment

Displacement

Temperature

Strain

Pore Pressure

Point, Line, Trapezoidal, and Area Loads

Open Structure Wind Loading

Analysis

SAPFire® Analysis Engine

Ritz Analysis

Eigen Analysis

Multiple 64-Bit Solvers

Static

Dynamic

Modal

Response Spectrum

Linear Modal Time History

Linear Direct Integration Time History

Buckling

P-Delta

Pushover

Staged Construction

Single Stage from Initial State

Change Sections & Assignments

Multiple Stages

Time Dependent Stiffness

Creep and Shrinkage

Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Buckling

Wilson FNA (Fast Nonlinear Analysis) Method

Direct Interation Time History

Material Nonlinearity – Frame, Hinges and Links

Geometric Nonlinearity – Large Displacement

Target Force

Hyperstatic

Load Combinations

Model Alive

Design

Interactive design capabilities

Steel Frame Design

Concrete Frame Design

Aluminum Frame Design

Cold Formed Frame Design

Auto Select Lists

Output and Display

Deformed Shapes

Force Diagrams

General Displacement

Color Displacement Contours

Section Cuts

Virtual Work Diagrams

Tabular Output

Video Animations

Import and Export

BIM Product Interaction

AutoCAD® and BricsCAD®

Revit®

Tekla

IFC

CIS/2

Application Programing Interface

Multiple Lanuage Support

Build Custom Plugins

Cross Product Development